My Grandma/Mi Abuelita

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Follow an imaginative boy and his family as they take a faraway trip above the clouds and across the sea to visit his beloved grandma. Ginger Foglesong Guy's lyrical words draw readers gently along the journey, with each moment of adventure and tenderness—familiar to most young readers—captured by Viví Escrivá's sensitive watercolors. Simple words in both English and Spanish provide valuable bilingual vocabulary lessons on every page.

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Overview

Follow an imaginative boy and his family as they take a faraway trip above the clouds and across the sea to visit his beloved grandma. Ginger Foglesong Guy's lyrical words draw readers gently along the journey, with each moment of adventure and tenderness—familiar to most young readers—captured by Viví Escrivá's sensitive watercolors. Simple words in both English and Spanish provide valuable bilingual vocabulary lessons on every page.

Sigue a un niño lleno de imaginación mientras atraviesa el cielo y el mar con su familia para visitar a su amada abuelita. Las palabras líricas de Ginger Foglesong Guy dulcemente dirigen el viaje del lector, y las sensibles acuarelas de Viví Escrivá capturan cada momento de aventura y ternura. Palabras sencillas en inglés y español en cada página proporcionan varias oportunidades para lecciones de vocabulario en ambos idiomas.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lilliam Oliva Collmann
It is time to visit grandma! The early reader or listener will follow a young boy and girl as they journey with their father from the city to the country to visit grandma. The expressiveness of the illustrations and its chemistry with the simplicity of the words in this bilingual and bicultural story make the book appealing. Buenos dias! Good morning. Each word and illustration move us through the stages of the journey. Starting from an urban setting, somewhere reminiscent of the East coast, we observe the children as they move from their beds, to a taxi, to the airport. A taxi, a suitcase, an airplane, and a ticket in both English and Spanish punctuate the steps of their journey from the city. Fields, clouds, houses, and roads are the bilingual words that lead us away to a rural tropical landscape of swaying palm trees, coconuts, banana trees, modest houses, and thatched roofs, in a bus not a taxi. Waiting is abuelita, ready for playing, together, jugando, juntos. Life is complete from waking to bedtime. Buenas noches. Good night. This book is an excellent introduction to simple vocabulary in English and Spanish for young bilingual readers.
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2
Going to visit Grandma is always fun. In this book, it is doubly fun-in English and Spanish. The day begins with "Buenos días/Good morning." Suitcases in a corner of the bedroom and an airplane on a nightstand indicate a trip in the works. A brother and sister and their father leave their New York City apartment in a taxi, board an airplane, and fly over clouds and fields. They take a bus past pastel houses nestled among tropical trees until they reach Abuelita's casa. The soft, pastel shades of the realistic illustrations on full-bleed, full spreads create a warm, cheerful atmosphere. The art tells the story; the one or two words per page are more labels than narrative.
—Linda StaskusCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Once again, Guy and Escriva combine their talents to produce an almost wordless bilingual story. Guy's text creates a telegraphically short framework for the richly colored illustrations, realistic except for the exaggerated heads and facial features of the characters that bring those words to detailed and specific life. A family of four leaves the big city to fly to a more rural, tropical environment to visit Grandma. In the city scenes, there are multi-level apartment buildings and skyscrapers, which contrast with the fruit trees and open spaces where Grandma lives. Because the English and Spanish words are placed together on almost every page, the book serves not simply as two texts for speakers of two languages, but rather as an opportunity for parents and teachers to introduce the two languages to both audiences in a natural way. Full of excitement and family warmth, this is a charming title for the very youngest book lovers. (Picture book. 1-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060790981
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/27/2007
  • Edition description: Bilingual Edition: English & Spanish
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 344,988
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ginger Foglesong Guy lives in Seattle, Washington. She grew up in Mexico, Arizona, Switzerland, and Costa Rica. She is also the author of the bilingual books ¡Fiesta! and Siesta.


Ginger Foglesong Guy es la autora de numerosos libros bilingües, entre ellos, los favoritos ¡Fiesta! and ¡Siesta!, así como el compañero de este libro, My School/Mi Escuela, también ilustrado por Viví Escrivá. Ginger creció en México, Arizona, Suiza, y Costa Rica. Ahora vive en el estado de Washington.

Viví Escrivá's celebrated watercolors have graced the pages of many of Alma Flor Ada's books, including ¡Pío Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes. She lives in Spain.


Viví Escrivá es la aclamada ilustradora de libros para niños, como My School/Mi Escuela, The Empty Piñata y ¡Pío Peep! Sus acuarelas han sido elogiadas por School Library Journal por su "brillo" y "belleza". Ella vive en España.

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